Wage Subsidy Program

The Wage Subsidy Program was designed to provide an opportunity for individuals to attain occupational skills including apprenticeships, basic work experience and job skills that will enable them to attain permanent employment with the employer.

Eligible participants must be a Treaty #3 member who is unemployed, at least 17 years of age and who has been out of school for a minimum of one year.  The Employer provides on the job training and work experience to selected individuals. Projects are primarily all on the job with some provision for specialized classroom training delivered on an off-site setting.

The length of projects is dependent on the assessment of the participant’s background and requirements of the job up to a maximum of 32 weeks.  Participant wages, training costs and special costs are available for disabled clients. Different rates apply to non-profit, private sector employers and apprentices.  Participants receive wages directly from the employer and are therefore insurable.  Please refer to program guidelines for detailed information on eligible costs.

Purchase of Training – Individual

The Purchas of Training – Individual Program was designed to assist individuals who face serious difficulties finding employment due to limited training and/or work experience with training that matches employment priorities.

Eligible participants must be a Treaty #3 member who is unemployed, at least 17 years of age and who has been out of school for a minimum of one year.  Training is in a non-production setting such a classroom with some provision for limited on the job placements. Training can be a minimum of 20 hours but up to a maximum of 35 weeks of training.

Trainee allowances, training costs and special costs are available for disabled clients. Allowances are paid to participants directly from Shooniyaa Wa-Biitong and are not insurable. Training must be at least 20 hours per week to be eligible for training allowance. Please refer to Program guidelines for detailed information for eligible costs.